Utility Worker - 90337218 - Rensselaer

Date: Jun 22, 2022

Location: Rensselaer, New York, US, 12144

Company: Amtrak

Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

Our values of Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak.


Responsible for maintenance and servicing of Amtrak's locomotives and facilities in accordance with FRA, FDA and Amtrak standards
and guidelines.


Primary functions include, but are not limited to: 

• Performs services on locomotives and equipment such as sanding,cleaning, washing and scraping, empties waste retention systems, trash receptacles and properly disposes of hazardous waste material inaccordance with FDA/Amtrak standards and guidelines, performs shop maintenance and functions as motor equipment operator (seeMEO positions,) 
• Uses and operates light cranes, tractors, forklifts, and similar equipment. 
• Maintain shop/yard cleanliness, maintainsproper care and use of materials, equipment, machines and hand tools normally associated with assigned job. • Other duties as assigned.



• High School Diploma or GED
• Applicant must be able to perform the job duties and maintain current certifications for the job he/she is bidding.
• Work within the guidelines of the System Safety Program. Keep a clean and safe work area. Return company tools and materials.
• Work in and promote a teamwork enviroment in order to achieve a quality product.
• Adhere to Amtrak's Standard of Excellence Policy.
• Positions designated as "Hours of Service" require the applicant to produce a negative Federal pre-employment drug test prior to
performing the job. These jobs are subject to Federal random and reasonable suspicion testing.


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:113478
Posting Location(s):New York
Job Family/Function:Mechanical 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

POSTING NOTES: Mechanical || Engineering & Mechanical